More on the topic of symptomless problems. This week a 50 year old male who lives in front of a computer eating candy bars and drinking energy drinks had a ‘routine eye exam’. The results of his dilated retina exam was far from routine! This man had advanced diabetic retinopathy which derives from several years of uncontrolled diabetes. He was surprised to learn of his vision problems and really surprised to learn he has been diabetic for a long time and didn’t know it!Diabetics need regular dilated eye exams and everyone should see a doctor for periodic general exams as they age.